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  1. Yes! Great cast, and this video is in much better condition than my old VHS tape. Thanks, @canbelto!
  2. In Utrecht the Radio Filharmonisch Orkest plays Fauré's Pelléas et Mélisande Suite.
  3. This nugget comes from the Bolshoi's latest English-language newsletter: "According to Domingo, American media quoted his words without the context. He pointed out that he had never taken advantage of his position, and if he saw his behaviour as disturbing to someone he would ask pardon immediately. /…/ Please note that the Bolshoi did not renounce its collaboration with Placido Domingo. The Bolshoi General Director Vladimir Urin stated that harassment cases should be proven at court not 30 years after but when they really happened. ‘The Bolshoi now has this opportunity to work
  4. I'm not sorry I purchased access to the Royal Ballet's program, but I'd be lying if I said I enjoyed it. So much of the dancing was slowed down to the extreme and focused more on emphatic accents rather than movement, which I put down to misguided coaching. The Marston and McGregor pieces felt like discombobulated suffering, there was the grotesquely overblown orchestration of Don Quixote, and the onstage chats after every other number were extremely frustrating; after two or three of these interruptions I began skipping over them. But I had no complaints about Anna Rose O'Sullivan or Yas
  5. Owing to a new 9 pm curfew, the Paris Opera will be forced to change its start times. https://www.operadeparis.fr/en/news/spectator-information
  6. Or the company may assert that you brought it on yourself, so you quit in disgust rather than continue working alongside your assailant. #MeToo
  7. Today the Vienna State Opera streamed its production of Die Entführung aus dem Serail, and it will be available until October 15th. https://play.wiener-staatsoper.at/event/874eab60-b18f-4648-829c-2d1b312009b4
  8. I was astonished at how much of the stuff was sold at duty-free shops at the airport in Dubai. For what it's worth, Johnson and Johnson has left the skin-lightener market, and L'Oreal and Unilever no longer market them as "lightening" or "whitening." The market is worth more than $8 billion, so few companies will abandon it outright. People with pale skin also use the creams to reverse the appearance of sun damage. But I suspect they're not the primary market.
  9. I also love the story told by Jacques d'Amboise on the 50th anniversary DVD of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. He described how between shots Rall got up from his chair, did three triple tours in a row and then sat back down just as casually. D'Amboise was left with his mouth hanging open.
  10. There's also the quote from Patricia Ward Kelly cited by the Hollywood Reporter.
  11. John Neumeier's latest ballet, Ghost Light: A Ballet in Corona Times, is streaming for the next 2 days. https://www.arte.tv/de/videos/099933-000-A/ghost-light-ein-ballett-in-corona-zeiten-von-john-neumeier/
  12. Two of the Bolshoi's coaches died over the summer, but at this point no one has been added to the official list of teachers. I'm sure the negotiations are very sensitive and delicate. https://www.bolshoi.ru/en/persons/ballet/personnel/
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